The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hire Dirk Koetter as their next head coach, according to Adam Schefter and Rick Stroud. The reporters claim the Bucs and Koetter are finalizing a deal.
Buccaneers and OC Dirk Koetter now closing in on deal to make him Tampa’s HC, per league source. Done shortly.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 14, 2016
The Bucs fired Lovie Smith last Wednesday at 10 p.m. in what was a surprise move, at least in terms of timing. The Bucs interviewed two other candidates in Sean McDermott and Harold Goodwin, Koetter continued to be the front-runner and has now been hired.